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Global Temperature Extremes December 21, 2012

The week's hottest temperature was 111.6 degrees Fahrenheit (42.2 degrees Celsius) at Oodnadatta, South Australia.

The week's coldest temperature was minus 65.6 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 54.2 degrees Celsius) at Russia's Siberian outpost of Oimyakon.

Temperatures were tabulated from the more than 10,000 worldwide synoptic weather stations. The United Nations World Meteorological Organization sets the standards for weather observations, and provides a global telecommunications circuit for data distribution.

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